Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Gartner: 'Manage Your IT Risk or Lose Your Good Name'

Leo King writes on ComputerWorld UK:

Businesses must properly manage IT risks or face heavy damage to their strategic plans and their reputation, analysts have warned at Gartner’s IT Security Summit in London.

Many companies are failing to adjust their IT decision-making and risk management processes, Gartner said, despite the smooth running of IT becoming ever more integral to business success.

Gartner vice president Richard Hunter said: “IT risk has changed. Incidents now harm constituencies within and outside companies. They damage corporate reputations and expose weaknesses in management teams.

“Most importantly, uncontrolled IT risk dampens an organisation’s ability to compete.”

More here.


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